[AUUG-Talk]: 30th anniversary
frank at crawford.emu.id.au
Tue Jan 24 21:17:28 EST 2006
Okay, going through some records I have here, John sent out a note on
the 18th June 1976 proposing a meeting a UNSW on Friday 27th August,
1976 to form the (South Pacific|Australian|Down Under) UNIX Users Group.
For those interested the first official AUUGN was published in October
1978, but there were previous notes, summaries, etc, published prior to
I'm also sure I've seen a list of who attended that first meeting, but I
can't lay my hands on it.
On Mon, 2006-01-23 at 11:18 -0800, Greg Rose wrote:
> At 23:40 2006-01-23 +1100, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> >On Mon, 23 Jan 2006, Steve Landers wrote:
> > > > I can't put my hands upon my Lions' Books right now (the originals, of
> > > > course) but I seem to recall a timeline in there. The date certainly
> > > > sounds right (I was not at the conference, but I was *there* when the
> > > > US$200 tape arrived).
> > >
> > > According to the timeline, that was December 1975. No mention of AUUG's
> > > founding date though (at least, not that I can see in the first half dozen
> > > pages or so).
> There is one thing I can date with high accuracy; around December
> 197*4*, Chris and I found a printout on the Elec Eng batch station
> printer and couldn't figure out what the programming language was,
> that had /* PL-1 comments */ and overstruck (- where we'd expect to
> see "begin". It was, of course, C. So the first Version 5 tape
> arrived about then. The $200 tape that Dave mentions was, I think,
> the Version 6 "official" tape.
> >Now you're going to ask me to look through my old AUUGN archives (yes,
> >they're locked away in cardbox boxes somewhere). AUUG, of course,
> >post-dated Unix by a year or so.
> >We missed the boat on UNIX, so it looks like ORGAN will have to be next
> >(assuming anyone here remembers that). Greg? Ian? Chris? Who the hell
> >is here, anyway?
> I'm here, but I honestly have no idea what ORGAN means (unless you're
> referring to the pun of AUUGN being the official organ ...)
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